Category Blame

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When you blame others you give up your power to change. ~ Anonymous

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The mistakes made by Congress wouldn’t be so bad if the next Congress didn’t keep trying to correct them. ~ Cullen Hightower

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Our visions of what is better are always informed by our perception of what is bad about our present situation. ~ Lugones & Spelman

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The good Lord gave you a body that can stand most anything. It’s your mind you have to convince. ~ Vincent Lombardi

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Most do not fully see this truth that life is difficult. Instead they moan more or less incessantly, noisily or subtly, about the enormity of their problems, their burdens, and their difficulties as if life were generally easy, as if life should be easy. They voice their belief, noisily or subtly, that their difficulties represent […]

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Maturity is when you quit blaming other people for your problems. ~ Craig Burton

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I never reprimand a boy in the evening–darkness and a troubled mind are a poor combination. ~ Frank L. Boyden

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I don’t delegate responsibility.  I delegate blame.

The Tax System Explained in Beer

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The Tax System Explained in Beer JANUARY 12, 2012 Suppose that every day, ten men go out for beer and the bill for all ten comes to $100. If they paid their bill the way we pay our taxes, it would go something like this… The first four men (the poorest) would pay nothing The […]

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Some people just don’t know how to drive: I call these people, “Everybody but me.”

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Nothing lowers the level of conversation more than raising the voice. ~ Stanley Horowitz

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I praise loudly; I blame softly. ~ Catherine the Second

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A bigot is a narrow-minded man who thinks the straight and narrow path isn’t narrow enough.

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Some people are so sensitive they’d feel snubbed if an epidemic overlooked them.  

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The quality of an organization can never exceed the quality of the minds that make it up. ~ Harold R. McAlindon

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Many a trip continues long after movement in time and space have ceased. ~ John Steinbeck  

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It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche  

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It’s like, a family doesn’t work anymore when everyone in it is more miserable than they would be if they were alone, you know?” ~ Zadie Smith  

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There is only one giant machine operated by pygmies, and that is bureaucracy. ~ Honore de Balzac  

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In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage. ~ John Steinbeck  

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A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner, so if one’s life is cold and bare he can blame none but himself. ~ Louis L’Amour  

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Life is like a game of cards.  The hand that is dealt you is determinism; the way you play it is free will. ~ Jawaharlal Nehru  

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Reality check:  you can never, ever, use weight loss to solve problems that are not related to your weight.  At your goal weight or not, you still have to live with yourself and deal with your problems.  You will still have the same husband, the same job, the same kids, and the same life.  Losing weight […]

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It is an open question whether any behavior based on fear of eternal punishment can be regarded as ethical or should be regarded as merely cowardly. ~ Margaret Mead  

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A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanging, it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in colour and content according to the circumstances and time in which it is used. ~  Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.  

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Power does not corrupt.  Fear corrupts… perhaps the fear of a loss of power. ~ John Steinbeck  

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I detest racialism, because I regard it as a barbaric thing, whether it comes from a black man or a white man. ~ Nelson Mandela  

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There is no passion to be found playing small–in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living. ~ Nelson Mandela  

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Bachelors have consciences, married men have wives. ~ H. L. Mencken  

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It is much more comfortable to be mad and know it, than to be sane and have one’s doubts. ~ G. B. Burgin  

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We have enjoyed so much freedom for so long that we are perhaps in danger of forgetting how much blood it cost to establish the Bill of Rights.  ~ Felix Frankfurter  

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Very few people do anything creative after the age of 35. The reason is that very few people do anything creative before age 35. ~ Joel Hildebrand  

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Don’t let your ears “witness” what your eyes didn’t see, and don’t let your mouth speak what your heart doesn’t feel.  

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If your happiness depends on what somebody else does, I guess you do have a problem. ~ Richard Bach

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The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.  ~ Barbara De Angelis

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You don’t have to hold on to the pain, to hold on to the memory. ~ Janet Jackson  

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Only the guy who isn’t rowing has time to rock the boat. ~ Jean Paul Sartre  

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Cum catapultae proscriptae erunt tum soli proscripti catapultas habebunt. ~ (Latin:  When catapults are outlawed, only outlaws will have catapults.)  

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Although I can accept talking scarecrows, lions and great wizards of emerald cities, I find it hard to believe there is no paperwork involved when your house lands on a witch. ~ Dave James

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There’s always somebody who is paid too much, and taxed too little–and it’s always somebody else. ~ Cullen Hightower  

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We’ve been through so much together, and most of it was your fault.  

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You don’t get to pick your family, but you can pick your teachers and you can pick your friends and you can pick the music you listen to and you can pick the books you read and you can pick the movies you see. ~ Austin Kleon  

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I suddenly realized that anyone doing anything weird wasn’t weird at all and it was the people saying they were weird that were weird. ~ Paul McCartney  

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When you blame others, you give up your power to change. ~ Dr. Robert Anthony  

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We must not touch our idols; the gilt comes off in our hands. ~ Gustave Flaubert  

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In what you say of another, apply the test of kindness, necessity, and truth, and let nothing pass your lips without a 2/3 majority.  ~ Liz Armbruster  

Mother Teresa or Nike?

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People are often unreasonable and self-centered. Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of ulterior motives. Be kind anyway. If you are honest, people may cheat you. Be honest anyway. If you find happiness, people may be jealous. Be happy anyway. The good you do today may be forgotten tomorrow. Do […]

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When you see a snake, never mind where he came from. ~ W.G. Benham  

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Even if we accept, as the basic tenet of true democracy, that one moron is equal to one genius, is it necessary to go a further step and hold that two morons are better than one genius? ~ Leó Szilárd  

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The command, ‘Be fruitful and multiply’, was promulgated, according to our authorities, when the population of the world consisted of two persons. ~ Dean William R. Inge